Am looking to make an escape from Capital tomorrow - I need a weekend away to decompress. Anyone have any recommendations for great places to go? Anyone know of any places to buy last minute vacations like the airlines offer in the US?
For an overnight, I would suggest Colonia. Stay at one of the little hotels downtown, not the big ones outside of town. But Colonia is tiny and not woth more than a day. If you haven't been, go to Montevideo the next day - it's like a very slow Buenos Aires. Charming, nice people and very cheap. Stay downtown. Hotels can be had for US$30-40/night.
A place that's close that makes you feel you're in the middle of Cordoba, a small colonial town with interesting history, a touch of gaucho life, a lovely park, antique art deco doors, old cafes, an appreciation for preservation....San Antonio de Areco.